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Greg Bird to get at-bats in extended spring training game

Greg Bird is another step closer to his return from the disabled list. According to Aaron Boone, the first baseman will get some at-bats in an extended spring training game down in Tampa on Monday.

“He’s on track and moving in the right direction,” Boone said, “and we’re really pleased with his rehab and how things are going and progressing and moving forward, so I think that’s the next step. I believe [he’ll take at-bats] Monday and then we’ll go from there.”

Bird has yet to suit up this season, having underwent ankle surgery back on March 27. He is in week 5 of his 6-8 week recovery timetable.

According to Boone, Bird will see about 10-14 days of rehab games before returning to the Big League club.